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Removing Grease from Steel Manufacturing Wastewater: Oil Skimmer is Lowest-Cost Method

Posted by Tom Hobson on Dec 7, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Abanaki offers industrial wastewater skimmers specially designed for steel mills where plant maintenance engineers are looking for the lowest cost, most reliable method of removing greases and heavy oils from the steel-mill scale pit. Abanaki oil skimmers use the difference in specific gravity and surface tension between grease and water, allowing the belt to attract grease and oil as the belt passes through the surface of the water. The simple belt-and-motor approach is proven to operate unattended and reliably for decades with little maintenance.

To avoid fines from government and municipal sewer districts, steel mills must limit the amount of grease in wastewater discharged into the environment. The Grease Grabber® oil and grease skimmer provides a continuously operating belt and wiper that can remove up to 160 gallons per hour of heavy greases and oils. Depending on the characteristics of the liquid, the oil/grease skimmer is capable of reducing grease content to fewer than five parts-per-million in water. Reclaimed grease and oil can be re-used or used as furnace fuel, avoiding sucker truck disposal costs.

Using a double drive roller and tail pulley system, the grease skimmer belt runs through wastewater to pick up grease and heavy oil from the surface. The belt travels over the head pulley and then passes through tandem wiper blades, from which oil is scraped off both sides and discharged. A heated hopper keeps grease flowing in cold outdoor temperatures.

The tail pulley features flanges that allow the pulley to roll freely on the inside of the belt without becoming dislodged in turbulent applications. No bearings are needed; the unit does not need to be fastened to the tank. An optional tether and cage assembly is offered to prevent the tail pulley from being dislodged. The Grease Grabber oil skimmer can be used in pits with depths as shallow as one foot or as deep as 100 feet.

To find out which of our skimmers would suit your application the best, please contact our experts at 440-543-7400, or click the button below to get more information about Grease Grabber.

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Topics: grease grabber, oil skimmers, Benefits of oil skimmer

Industrial Wastewater Treatment: Abanaki Model 4 Provides The Best Solution

Posted by Tom Hobson on Apr 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Our belt oil skimmers are used in industrial wastewater treatment applications quite frequently. An international manufacturer in the power transmission industry has been using our Model 4 belt oil skimmer as part of its manufacturing process for more than 2 years . The facility utilizes a poly belt on the Model 4 that is used in the parts washer, and it runs at roughly 140°F. The skimmer runs 8 hours a day and efficiently skims the oil out of the parts washer and helps to eliminate the company’s disposal costs. After more than 2 years of consecutive operation, the plant operators are just now replacing the poly belt and wiper blades.

There are many reasons why so many facilities use the Model 4 oil skimmer as part of their industrial wastewater treatment. The Model 4 oil skimmer is designed to last for many years. With the proper configuration it can handle liquid temperatures up to 212°F, and the pH of the fluid can range from 3 to 13. Belts are specifically selected for your application (see Belt Selection page). The skimmer drive includes an oil filled gear reducer with bronze gears and ball bearings. The motor, reducer, and powder coated finish of the weldments give the Model 4 exceptionally long life, even under the harshest conditions.

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Topics: oil skimmers, model 4, belt oil skimmers, industrial Wastewater treatment

Having tough time in your coolant tank? 6 names you should remember!!!

Posted by Tom Hobson on Dec 19, 2016 10:53:23 AM

1. Oil Boss


Abanaki's Oil Boss is an innovative tool for keeping coolant free of oil. The patent-pending design allows for easy visual inspection of your coolant’s condition; and will also help extend tool and coolant life. It will decrease loss of production and maintenance time. And it will allow for easy cleaning of various sumps or tanks around any plant or shop due to its portability and magnetic base. The Oil Boss has a small footprint that reduces the amount of clutter and equipment on the shop floor.

2. Mighty Disk


Mighty Disk is the inexpensive way to remove unwanted tramp oils from coolants and parts washers, but with all the quality that you expect from Abanaki! Removes up to 1 ½ gallons of oil or more of medium weight oil per hour. Use it almost anywhere a flat surface is available for mounting. Weighs less than 10 pounds, installs in no time, and runs on 110v power.

3. TubeTastic


The Abanaki TubeTastic! oil skimmer can be used on machining centers with little or no access to the coolant sump from above. This unit can skim oil from chip conveyors or even totally enclosed machining centers. The TubeTastic! can be easily mounted on the side of virtually any machining center coolant sump. By use of an existing opening or by making a small access cutout, the collector tube runs through the surface of the coolant and collects the unwanted oils. The oil then flows out the discharge tube into any waste oil container for easy disposal.

4. Mighty Mini


The stainless steel Mighty Mini is a compact belt skimmer designed for parts washers and machine tool coolant sumps. With its large discharge trough and small operating space, the Mighty Mini fits almost anywhere. The stainless steel construction resists rust and corrosion in harsh environments. It is lightweight and requires minimal assembly. With its durable stainless steel construction, it is built to give long lasting performance. The removable trough makes cleanup fast and easy.

5. Lil Blue



Lil Blue is the economical solution to remove unwanted oil in coolant sumps and machining centers! Removes one gallon or more of medium weight oil per hour. Use it almost anywhere, even through a 2" diameter bunghole in a drum. Use it here today, there tomorrow. Weighs only 6 pounds, installs in seconds and runs on 110v power. Constructed of tough engineered plastic and includes long life fan-cooled motor.

6. Ultra Mini


The Ultra-Mini is a lightweight, compact belt oil skimmer that can be used with 12v power allowing the skimmer to be wired directly into machining center control panels or plugged into a 110v wall outlet. The simple design means very little maintenance and requires few replacement parts. The cogged belt coupled with the weighted tail pulley prevents the belt from slipping during operation. Its compact design requires very little mounting space.

 

 

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Topics: oil boss, mighty mini, disk skimmer, ultra-mini, tubetastic, oil skimmers, Lil Blue

Disk Skimmers Prove to Be a Reliable Tool for All Applications

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jun 3, 2015 9:38:45 AM

One of the many advantages of Abanaki oil skimmers is that they are built to operate in numerous applications. This advantage comes in handy with some of our customers that own and operate several different industrial operations. Abanaki has had a customer in India for over 10 years. This customer has businesses in paint, lubricant, and some chemical production, as well as real-estate and engineering services. Over the past 10 years this company has utilized and purchased more than 125 Mighty Disk Skimmers!

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Topics: oil skimmers, cnc machine, disk skimmer

Oil Skimmers at AIST

Posted by Tom Hobson on May 4, 2015 6:43:00 AM

 

Our newly updated Soultions Sourcebook offers 40 real world oil skimming implementations. See how our skimmers work! Click here to get your copy now!
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Topics: oil skimmers, steel industry, grease grabber, steel

Oil Skimmers Get the Dirty Jobs Done

Posted by Tom Hobson on Apr 20, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Oil skimming is a dirty job. However, it is an important part of numerous industries. Some industries utilize oil skimmers to help stay in compliance with EPA regulations and to keep hydrocarbons out of the environment. Other industries need oil skimmers to help prolong tool life or keep the work place a healthy place for the plant operators. Regardless of the reason, oil skimmers offer a simple, cost-effective, and environmentally sound solution to removing hydrocarbons from any application.

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Topics: ball bearing, oil, oil skimmers, lubricants, steel

Oil Skimmers for Steel Mills

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jun 19, 2014 5:17:35 AM

Click here to receive a copy of our Solutions Sourcebook. This 43-page handbook offers application notes on more than 40 real-world implementations of oil skimming.
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Topics: oil skimmers, model 4, steel mills, belt oil skimmers

Oil Skimmers at MACH

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jun 10, 2014 5:38:37 AM

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Topics: oil skimmers, mach, oil skimming

Earth Day

Posted by Tom Hobson on Apr 22, 2014 4:12:21 AM
Click here Click here to receive a copy of our Solutions Sourcebook. This 43-page handbook offers application notes on more than 40 real-world implementations of oil skimming.
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Topics: earth day, oil skimmers

Oil Skimmers to Clean Up Fracking Wastewater

Posted by Tom Hobson on Feb 12, 2014 4:07:43 AM

Click here to receive the Skimming Material Test Kit which includes belt and tube sample materials that you can use to test their effectiveness at your location. Will your oil pick up? Find out today!
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Topics: fracking, oil skimmers, wastewater, groundwater, abanaki, environmental

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